The first of the big clásicos was played in the twelfth round of the Apertura season with the honours being shared between Colo Colo and Universidad Católica at the Estadio Monumental. Juan Eluchans opened the scoring for los cruzados with a beautiful curling free kick in the 38th minute before Ezequiel Miralles equalised in the 80th minute. The dying moment weren’t without their drama as with Patricio Jerez seeing red for the home side only three minutes after the equaliser. The result sees Católica still five point clear at the top of the table whilst los albos sit in eleventh position fifteen points behind their opponents.
Meanwhile in the other clásico of the round, Cobreloa defeated Cobresal 1-0 in el clásico de cobre with Patricio Schwob scoring the only goal of the game in the 29th minute. Whilst Universidad Católica dropped points those around them picked up important wins to maintain touching distance with Universidad de Chile defeating Unión La Calera 2-0 and O’Higgins taking all three points against Audax Italiano. Also picking up an important win was Unión Española who shrugged off their departure from the Copa Libertadores with a 4-2 win over Huachipato.
Primera División Campeonato de Apertura 2011, twelfth round